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Old 06-14-20, 07:36 PM
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Peugeot PX-10?

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I recently picked up this bike. I think it's a PX-10 or some variation of that model. It does not have many original parts, with a Shimano Crane derailleur. It's not in great shape in terms of the paint work. Anyone have any ideas of the model, or even if it is a PX-10? I would like to refurbish it and any help with period specific parts would be appreciated. Thanks for any advice!

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Old 06-15-20, 01:50 AM
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Yep, PX-10 from here, the real experts will be along to nail down the year.

As we all know, these are known and revered by many, myself included.

This one is interesting in that it has the original HS, BB, SP and saddle while the rest has been changed, many have been kludged at this point.

If it all works, I would clean, lube and adjust to get it going and go for a ride.

You have all the French parts that many struggle with so you are good to go if they are still working ok.
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Close to 100% original component group, 1973 PX10...







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Old 06-15-20, 06:00 AM
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I would *not* change out those parts and track down the original parts. The parts on there by and large are good parts. I'd overhaul it, replace the consumables, and ride it.

(1) The crank is a sugino mighty tour. That's a great crank with 110 bcd rings. That's a compact crank and rings are easy to find for it. You can run this as a 50/34 for example and a 14-28 in the rear. If you want to do some climbing with that bike, I'd keep that crank.
(2) The rear derailleur is a shimano crane which would become dura ace. That was a really good choice BITD if you were changing out the simplex rear derailleur. The crane works on that drop out with only minor modifications (tapping out hanger). Most other derailleurs do not.
(3) The bike has clinchers. That's an upgrade over the original tubulars unless you really want to muck around with tubulars.
(4) All of the parts are pretty decent quality.

So overhaul it, replace all the ball bearings, replace the cables and housing, clean off the grime, wax it, find new brake lever hoods, find new bar tape (cloth or something more modern if you prefer), get some decent brake pads (look for kool stop), replace the chain (and that may force you to change out the freewheel if it is too worn)(get a cheap KMC chain), take good care of that leather saddle (maybe some get some proofide), and ride the heck out of that bike. It is a fine machine.

The bottom line is that the bones are there for a really fine machine and what it mainly needs is a lot of elbow grease.
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Old 06-15-20, 08:06 AM
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...+1 to the above. Trying to rebuild that PX-10 with the original parts will make it less functional, and cost you a lot of cash for no good reason. someone swapped out the bar and stem because the originals were questionable in terms of safety. They undoubtedly swapped out the crank and rear derailleur because they wanted/needed a bicycle with a wider gearing range. Tubular tyres are vexatious to the spirit.

Essentially, someone has already done all the hard work to make it a more functional rider. Consider yourself blessed and ride on.
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Old 06-15-20, 08:59 AM
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This bike will clean up nicely. Strip the parts off and clean the grime off. Flat white rustoleum is a very good match for this era of Peugeot white.

That's what I used on this Peugeot PR 10 which is about the same age as your bike.

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Old 06-26-20, 12:24 PM
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Thanks very much for all the advice on this bike. I have decided to not make too many changes, apart from a good tune up and the other obvious changes people suggested. I will try and post a few more pictures when I get it cleaned up. The paint touch up might be a nice idea also.

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Old 07-13-20, 01:29 PM
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I'm thinking 1972 because of the black Nervex DuBois lugs vs. the usual Nervex Professionals, combined with the Reynolds 531 decal on the seat tube. Nice bike!
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